HC Deb 23 July 1908 vol 193 cc334-5
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Supplementary Civil Service Estimates issued on the 22nd of June and the 15th July include sums, aggregating £378,000, for which no provision was made in the Budget; whether he is aware that the balance provided in the Budget for contingencies was £241,000; and whether he anticipates that the yield of the revenue will exceed the Budget Estimates, and, if not, from what source he proposes to meet the additional charge of £137,000.


It has frequently happened in the past that the Estimates voted by Parliament for the service of a particular year have exceeded the Revenue available for meeting them, as estimated in the Budget. In such cases the Ways and Means required for the Supplementary Votes may be provided either by surplus Revenue, or by savings under other heads of expenditure which were included in the Budget.